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ERIC Number: ED173800
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Aug
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Cross-Ownership: Non-Editorial Questions.
Netteburg, Kermit
In a study of the effect of crossownerships of newspapers and television stations on citizen access to mass media for the discussion of public issues, information was analyzed about television circulation, advertising costs, and market sizes for 208 crossownership market areas. Results were as follows: crossownerships are all located in the larger market areas and are predominately in the Eastern region of the United States, crossownerships own a disproportionately large number of VHF stations and of network affiliations, more than half of the crossownerships are top-ranked stations in their markets, and the dominance of the crossownership stations is not matched by excessive rates for advertising for commercial or debate purposes. The findings did not support the idea of forced divestiture. (DF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A